Your COVID-19 vaccine is covered by P&J’s insurance provider

Your COVID-19 vaccine is covered by P&J’s insurance provider

 

Our primary responsibility as a business is the safety and well-being of our employees, our clients, and our community. As such, P&J strongly encourages all employees to follow certain prevention practices, as recommended by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and our public health authorities. This includes getting vaccinated against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), once employees are eligible in their relevant state(s).

Many states are expanding into later phases of their vaccine rollouts, including people aged 55-75 years, people aged 16-64 with certain underlying medical conditions, critical infrastructure workers, and in Tennessee, all residents over 16 beginning April 5. You may also have other qualifications that make you eligible for a vaccine appointment. To check the requirements and phases in your state, you can visit the CDC’s vaccine information site and select your state in the “How Do I Get a Vaccine?” callout box at the top of the page. This will take you to your state’s health department website where you can find their specific vaccination plans.

To locate places where you can make vaccination appointments once you are eligible, you can use this Vaccine Finder to search for options in your area by zip code.

While this vaccination is not mandatory, we strongly recommend it as we want to support our employee’s health and reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. We will work with employees who do seek vaccination, including providing time off for appointments and other incentives. Speak to your Supervisor for more information and to make arrangements.

 

Commonly Asked Questions
If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?

Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that reinfection with COVID-19 is possible, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. If you were treated for COVID-19 symptoms with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
What are the changes in recommendations for people who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?

The new CDC guidance says fully vaccinated people can:

  • Visit other vaccinated people indoors without masks or physical distancing.

  • Visit indoors with unvaccinated people from a single household without masks or physical distancing, if the unvaccinated people are at low risk for severe disease.

  • Skip quarantine and testing if exposed to someone who has Covid-19 but are asymptomatic, but should monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

What about underlying medical conditions?

People with underlying medical conditions may get a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or any of the ingredients in a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Thank you for continuing to take your health and safety and that of your coworkers seriously. Please reach out to rwhite@phillipsih.com if you have further questions or concerns.